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HINDLE Emma
Sport Dressage
NOC Great Britain   
GenderFemale
Born19 May 1975 in Preston, ENG
Height1.55 m
Human Interest
Last Update
  19 Jun 2018
Further Personal Information
Occupation Athlete, Business Owner
Languages English
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport? She began riding at age five.
Why this sport? She rode a donkey on the beach in Blackpool, England, and enjoyed it so much that she started riding at her aunt's stables. She showed ponies and evented before concentrating on dressage.
International Debut
Year 2003
Competing for Great Britain
General Interest
Most influential person in career Her father. (FEI, 04 Dec 2007)
Hero / Idol Dutch rider Anky van Grunsven, German riders Ulla Salzgeber, Hubertus Schmidt and Kathrin Meyer zu Strohen. (teamgb.com, 01 Jun 2012; Athlete, 14 Jul 2008)
Injuries In 2008 she broke her arm, and then an ovarian cyst operation meant she was unable to ride for three weeks. (telegraph.co.uk, 19 Aug 2008)
Superstitions / Rituals / Beliefs She has two lucky bracelets and a lucky pair of socks. (teamgb.com, 01 Jun 2012; britishdressage.co.uk, 31 Jul 2009; Athlete, 14 Jul 2008)
Sporting philosophy / motto "There is no perfect dressage horse. I like them to be active and to have good self-carriage, three good paces and to be willing to work." (Athlete, 14 Jul 2008)
Famous relatives Her late father John Hindle played ice hockey for Great Britain at the 1960 and 1964 Olympic Winter Games. (teamgb.com, 01 Jun 2012)
Other information FROM GERMANY TO THE UK
In 2013 she decided to move back to Great Britain permanently, having spent the previous 14 years operating her business Brookhouse Stud in Germany. With the death of her father and bringing up a young son, she was feeling the burden of travelling to and from each country. She also took over managing her father's businesses after he passed away. "I have to make it work and I have to prioritise, and always, something somewhere is going to slip. But everybody changes roles and they make alterations to make it happen. Technology also allows me to continue to work at competitions, and I'm getting used to switching from one to another. It's discipline. One moment I'm having to make a business decision, the next moment my focus is on the preparation of my horse." (britishdressage.co.uk, 03 May 2018; pressreader.com, 30 Nov 2017; eurodressage.com, 22 Jul 2013)

Major Results
Olympic Games
Year Venue Horse Ind. Rank Team Rank
2008 OG-D Hong Kong - The Beijing 2008 Olympic Games (CHN) LANCET 2 8 5
2004 OG-D Athens (GRE) WIE WELTMEYER 28 7
World Equestrian Games
Year Venue Horse Ind. Rank Team Rank
2006 5th WEG FS Aachen (GER) LANCET 2 15  
2006 5th WEG Aachen (GER) LANCET 2 17 6
Continental Championships and Games
Year Venue Horse Ind. Rank Team Rank
2009 CH-EU FS Windsor (GBR) LANCET 2 8  
2009 CH-EU Windsor (GBR) LANCET 2 16 2
2007 CH-EU La Mandria, Torino (ITA) LANCET 2 21 5
2005 CH-EU Hagen (GER) WIE WELTMEYER 23 5
2003 CH-EU Hickstead (GBR) WIE WELTMEYER 10  
1996 CH-EU-Y Copenhagen (DEN) Boucheron 34 5
World Cup Final
Year Venue Horse Ind. Rank Team Rank
2004 CDI-W Final Düsseldorf (GER) WIE WELTMEYER 11  

Current Results
Date Venue Competition Horse Ind. Rank Team Rank
15.04.2014 to 21.04.2014 CDI3* Stadl Paura (AUT) FEI Grand Prix (Tour A) CHEQUILLE 2 9  
15.04.2014 to 21.04.2014 CDI3* Stadl Paura (AUT) FEI Grand Prix Special CHEQUILLE 2 12  
16.05.2013 to 19.05.2013 CDI3* Villach, Treffen (AUT) GPS - Grand Prix Special CHEQUILLE 2 3  
16.05.2013 to 19.05.2013 CDI3* Villach, Treffen (AUT) GP - Grand Prix CHEQUILLE 2 4  
03.05.2013 to 07.05.2013 CDI3* Mannheim (GER) GPS - Grand Prix Special CHEQUILLE 2 5  
03.05.2013 to 07.05.2013 CDI3* Mannheim (GER) GP - Grand Prix CHEQUILLE 2 13  
26.03.2013 to 01.04.2013 CDI3* Stadl Paura (AUT) FEI Grand Prix Special (Tour A) CHEQUILLE 2 5  
26.03.2013 to 01.04.2013 CDI3* Stadl Paura (AUT) FEI Grand Prix (Tour A) CHEQUILLE 2 7  
Abbreviation Meaning
DNF Did Not Finish
DNS Did Not Start
DNQ Did Not Qualify
DSQ Disqualified
FNR Finished No Rank
RET Retired
WDW Withdrawal






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